Selago thunbergii Choisy

Thunberg's Selago

An upright shrub to 1m or more tall with hairy stems. Leaves in clusters, to 1 cm or so long,more or less linear, needle-shaped. Flower clusters smoky blue-mauve heads in great profusion at the tips of the branches, weighing the branches down; late winter to early spring.

S Africa (SW Cape)

Source: Spencer, R. (2002). Globulariaceae. In: Spencer, R.. Horticultural Flora of South-eastern Australia. Volume 4. Flowering plants. Dicotyledons. Part 3. The identification of garden and cultivated plants. University of New South Wales Press.

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kingdom Plantae
phylum   Tracheophyta
class    Magnoliopsida
superorder     Asteranae
order      Lamiales
family       Scrophulariaceae
genus        Selago L.